Published: Thu, February 28, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Rick Owen

R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

R. Kelly insiders may have helped R&B star with sexual abuse

After visiting the outlet, Kelly headed to a cigar lounge, where he was reportedly joined by two women who now live with him, Jocelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, according to Chicago Sun-Times reported Nader Issa, who tweeted updates after the star was released from jail.

The day started with R. Kelly's attorney entering a not-guilty plea on all 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, and he ended in the Gold Coast at a cigar Lounge. Valencia Love had nothing but glowing remarks for the disgraced singer facing 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Avenatti said that on Monday, he turned over a second videotape to prosecutors that he claims shows Kelly engaged in a sex act with a 14-year-old girl.

Prosecutor Foxx has publicly asked Kelly's alleged victims to testify to facilitate the investigations.

Kelly also risked eviction from his Chicago studio last month because he owes more than US$166,000 in unpaid rent.

Details of the allegations against Kelly emerged Saturday when the prosecution released four detailed documents - one for each accuser - outlining the basis for the charges.

Lizzette Martinez said she was a teenager when she first met Kelly. And in an interview posted on YouTube, Kelly, who grew up on Chicago's South Side, recalled going to McDonald's every morning with his mother, where the two split a coffee and a Danish because that was "all we could afford".

Kelly walked free from the Cook County Jail with his attorney by his side after four days and three nights.

Social media users say that the McDonald's Kelly chose to eat at is a popular spot for teens and underage kids to hang out in. "It's our position at this point that Mr. Kelly has done absolutely nothing wrong", said his attorney Steve Greenberg.

A judge set bond at a million dollars (£760,000), meaning Kelly had to post 10 per cent of that amount to be released.

But she said none of her clients is included in the Cook County case.

The singer now faces what will likely be years of defending himself against multiple allegations of sex crimes, a lot of them allegedly with minors.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who said he represents two Kelly accusers, said his team gave prosecutors a second video on Monday that shows Kelly sexually abusing a minor.

The singer is now out on bond after a "good friend" had bailed him out.

Inside Edition spoke to Asante McGee, a woman who has accused Kelly of abuse and who was featured in the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R, Kelly". Greenberg said Kelly denies the allegations.

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